Sr. Associate Scheduler - Supply Chain

Woburn, MA, US
Sep 11, 2020
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential of biology for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering innovative human therapeutics. This approach begins by using tools like advanced human genetics to unravel the complexities of disease and understand the fundamentals of human biology.

Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and demonstrates its expertise to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve people's lives. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has grown to be one of the world's leading independent biotechnology companies, has reached millions of patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential.

As part of the Amgen's Manufacturing Operations organization, our Amgen Woburn Manufacturing (AWM) site manufactures oncolytic virus based end-to-end drug substance and drug products for the global market. As such we continuously strive to be a leader in detailed execution to ensure we deliver our medicines to every patient, every time. Operational Excellence is at the core of how we do what we do with a continuous improvement approach, and a steadfast focus on safety, quality, and compliance.

Amgen is seeking a Sr. Associate Scheduler in our Woburn facility to join our team. The Senior Associate Scheduler is responsible for managing the day-to-day production schedule for Amgen Woburn, MA.

This is a highly visible role across the site with the core responsibility of supporting manufacturing and F&E by delivering a detailed schedule of manufacturing, maintenance, and client activities. This role will also offer the opportunity to propose, participate, and lead team improvement initiatives to drive improved productivity and scheduling accuracy. Examples of past and upcoming team initiatives include schedule adherence monitoring, new scheduling tool implementation, reporting and scheduling process standardization and automation, and development and integration of advanced scheduling tools (e.g., buffer volume tracking for buffer scheduling).


  • Building and maintaining the AWM (Amgen Woburn) production schedule
  • Integrating the AWM (Amgen Woburn) client activity schedule (e.g., maintenance)
  • Leading semi-weekly client meetings to review scheduled client activities (e.g., PMs)
  • Lead daily morning meetings to update and communicate the schedule with clients (i.e. manufacturing, facilities and engineering, etc.)
  • Off business hour on-call support as needed and regular morning meetings earlier than core hours (e.g. 7:45 am)
  • Leading team improvement initiatives to improve productivity and scheduling accuracy

Basic Qualifications:

Master's degree


Bachelor's degree and 2 years of Engineering or Operations experience


Associate's degree and 6 years of Engineering or Operations experience


High school diploma / GED and 8 years of Engineering or Operations experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in engineering, math or science
  • Demonstration of strong analytical competency
  • Ability to work well with teams, open to change and new ideas
  • Ability to lead meetings, communicate and explain schedule recommendations effectively, and communicate well within team
  • Clear analytical and critical thinking capability under pressure - able to respond to scheduling changes, gather required data, evaluate options, and communicate analysis recommendations to facilitate decision making and make decisions
  • Ability to indirectly manage large cross functional team of partners and stakeholders across large biotech facility +600 employees
  • Attention to detail, strong organizational skills and error-proofing habits
  • Knowledge of facility and manufacturing process within biotech and cell culture operations
  • Knowledge of scheduling tools and associated systems (Werum, VirtECS, MS Project, SAP, PI, Excel)

We understand that to successfully sustain and grow as a global enterprise and deliver for patients -we must ensure a diverse and inclusive work environment.

Our culture is what makes Amgen a special place to work. We have a powerful shared purpose around our mission -to serve patients. We respect one another, recognize contributions, and have embedded collaboration, trust, empowerment and inclusion in all that we do.

Join Us

If you're seeking a career where you can truly make a difference in the lives of others, a career where you can work at the absolute forefront of biotechnology with the top minds in the field, you'll find it at Amgen.

Amgen, a biotechnology pioneer, discovers, develops and delivers innovative human therapeutics. Our medicines have helped millions of patients in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis and other serious illnesses.

As an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people around the world, Amgen fosters an inclusive environment of diverse, ethical, committed and highly accomplished people who respect each other but compete intensely to win. Together, we live the Amgen values as we continue advancing science to serve patients.

Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.